Dick’s been in touch again – his N scale Union Station model railroad is really taking shape:
If you missed his last missive, it’s here.
Or if you want to see a lot more of what he’s been up to, have a look at this one.
Since last week I have done more work to the Union Station area in Chicago on the N scale California Zephyr Route.
Always so much more to do, I took these pictures this afternoon.
Street level above the tracks is beginning to take shape. The removeable box against the backdrop represents Union station.
It conveniently hides an outlet.
I staged a few vehicles in the area and to my surprise, I am needing a lot of automobiles.
Anyway “It’s a beautiful day in Chicago”.
So hopefully you can use these to show the progress over the past week or so.
Have a great week.
Dick Chapple Sr
Hardin Montana USA”
Now on to Sandy, who has been very creative:
I really enjoy seeing what other folks have done and the tips.
I am getting back into N scale after 12 years (had a room size setup in Tucson AZ). Now I am limited to 4×8 feet.
I wanted a power substation, but could not find exactly what I wanted at an affordable price. So I made these.
Just balsa wood glued to lead refill pack lids using staples as radiators and pencil erasers as capacitors.
The fans on the end are sliced pieces of pencil eraser.
The insulators are wire nuts with pieces from my parts box.
The A tower is plastruc with toothpick ends as insulators.
I got the idea from seeing some of the projects you list.
A big thanks to Sandy and to Dick for sharing his Union station model railroad – can’t wait to see the next missive.
That’s all for today folks – please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout.